Sonny Landreth’s Brilliance Captured
Jun12

Sonny Landreth’s Brilliance Captured

  Read Our Review of Premier Slide Guitarist Sonny Landreth’s Recorded Live in LaFayette By Rob Dickens If you have been to New Orleans for any length of time and particularly at the Jazz and Heritage Festival, you probably would have seen Sonny Landreth perform.  One of the most hard-working musicians in Crescent City, he can be found regularly plying his slide guitar star turn. Widely recognised by his peers as being one...

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
Jun08

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

  Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters Provide a Masterful Conquest By Rob Dickens After four albums as The Honeycutters, lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Amanda Anne Platt has confidently stepped out front with a change in the band’s moniker to Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters which is also the name of the band’s new release, out via Organic Records on June 9 2017. As well as a change in name, Amanda...

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Chris Milam – Kids These Days – Reviewed
Jun03

Chris Milam – Kids These Days – Reviewed

  Chris Milam New Record Kids These Days Out on Namesake Records         By Rob Dickens Chris Milam had a torrid lead-up to the recording and release of Kids These Days. A broken engagement caused him to lose everything but what he could fit in his car.  Then, on tour with all his possessions…until the car and its contents were stolen. Staring life with not much but his health and trying to consider the...

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Jason Eady
May17

Jason Eady

  Texas Singer/Songwriter Jason Eady’s Self-titled 2017 Released Reviewed By Rob Dickens On April 21 2017 Jason Eady returns with his first album in more than three years (via Thirty Tigers).  The self-titled release is the Mississippi-born, singer-songwriter’s sixth full-length collection.  He has a voice that belongs to the school of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, with a cadence, diction and resonance that leaps...

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Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street – Reviewed
May11

Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street – Reviewed

  Justin Townes Earle New Album Reviewed Kids In The Street By Rob Dickens I must admit to finding it a little challenging to review another Justin Townes Earle album. Kids In The Street is to be released on May 26 2017.  It marks a new record label (New West Records) and is his seventh release in just nine years. Earle has been a master at recreating older musical styles in a contemporary manner and bringing to them his sharp...

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Roger Street Friedman’s Late But Glittering Career
May04

Roger Street Friedman’s Late But Glittering Career

By Rob Dickens Talk about a late starter. From a small town in Long Island, Roger Street Friedman had played music as a kid and briefly followed a recording engineer path.  However, that went by the board for many years.  Fifty in fact.  Friedman led a life as a professional and a family man.  It was only after the loss of his father and mother, and the birth of his daughter in 2006, that he was drawn back to writing, performing and...

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